In summary, a secret hotel is an establishment, with vacant guest rooms, that does not like to advertise reduced prices. In exchange for listing without stating their name, customers profit from up to 50% off their guest room when they book with Hotwire and up to 35% when they book with Lastminute. Once you type in your dates and city, you’ll be shown the secret hotels with vacant guest rooms. You will then be able to cross reference against each other by looking at their star rating, their location as marked on Google Maps and their list of services in the description. Another useful device is the Tripadvisor rating displayed next to each property on Lastminute and Hotwire.
So whilst you can’t see the name of the establishment till you’ve booked it, the risk is decreased by the sheer number of facts revealed about each establishment. For instance, if you book a five star in Belgravia with an award winning spa, how risky can it be? Naturally some secret hotels are less detailed, so for some customers this is more of a gamble.
Booking agent description: Discover the heart of Paris when you stay at this stylish 4-star hotel, located just a stones throw from the Eiffel Tower. Take in the sights and sounds of the capital with a walk along the Seine, or pay a visit to nearby attractions including the Trocadero. Relax in the hotels bar and restaurant after a busy day, or enjoy complimentary access to the fitness centre, which provides exceptional views across the city. Meeting spaces and a business centre are available too.
Location: Eiffel Tower, Paris
Hotel rating: 4 out of 2,498 reviews
Hotel facilities: 24-hour front desk, Adjoining rooms, Air Conditioning, Bell staff/porter, Car rental desk, Doctor on call, Dry cleaning, Elevator/Lift, Express check-in, Express check-out, Wi Fi Connection, Gift Shop, Lobby bar, Parking, Indoor parking, Safety deposit box, Shoe shine, Tour desk, Wi Fi, Restaurant, Accessible facilities, Outdoor parking, Room service, Security, Multilingual staff, 220 AC, Pets allowed, Private dining for groups, Great room
Room facilities: Data port, Fax machine
Accepted credit cards: American Express, EC, Mastercard, Visa
Hotel policies: Pets welcome
Business amenities: Meeting Rooms, Copier, Audio visual equipment, Meeting facilities